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Parking is available at the former Kearsage Regional Middle School, which is located on Cougar Court off of NH-114 in downtown New London. 

Description

Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail - This trail system in the center of town connects Pleasant Street to the rear of the former Kearsarge Regional Middle School.  The Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail provides public access to land protected by New London Conservation Commission conservation easements that were supported in part by the State of New Hampshire through the New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program (LCIP). Much of the trail passes through a low area that is often wet and muddy. A bridge and boardwalk was installed in the summer of 2008 and the trail was made drier. To the north, the trails terminate at the conservation easements bounds (private property beyond). These bounds are marked with silver diamonds bearing the legend "CONSERVATION EASEMENT BOUNDARY". The boundary marker at the northwest end of this trail system is labeled 1.2-1; the northeast end of the trail system is labeled 1.2-4. 

Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail Extension - This loop trail starts on the east side of North Pleasant Street, across the road from the trail head for the Kidder-Cleveland Clough Trail. The Extension traverses a town-owned parcel that is protected by a conservation easement. The extension loops through mixed hardwoods and skirts a wetland on its southern portion where a bench is provided for nature observation and contemplation. There is little elevation change on the loop. Hikers may encounter some wet ground. 

Trail Manager

More information is available on the New London Conservation Commission website. For inquiries about this trail, please contact:

New London Conservation Commission
New London Town Offices
375 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
nl_nhcc@yahoo.com

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